In Today's Issue
- Student Places Third in Math Contest
- Winners Announced for Annual Voice Competition
- Fertility Specialist Cited by National Organization
- Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching Quickly
- Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Scholars
- Holiday Hours Set for Wilson Commons, Bookstore
- Happy Thanksgiving
News and Announcements
Student Places Third in Major Math Contest
Xiaoqing “Sean” Tang ’12 finished third in the 32nd Annual Virginia
Tech Regional Math Contest. Two other Rochester students, Christopher
Kauffman ’11 and Kevin Lin ’12, each scored 20 points, earning
them a tie for 17th place. That score put them in the top three percent
of the field.
Winners Announced in Annual Voice Competition
Eastman School graduate students Thomas
Lehman, Erin Gonzalez, and Alyssa Mae Doggett were named the winners of
this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held Nov. 20 in
Fertility Specialist Cited by National Organization
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine presented its Distinguished Service Award for 2010 to John Queenan Jr., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center. Queenan, a fertility specialist with the Strong Fertility Center, was cited by for his contributions in reproductive medicine coding.
Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching Quickly
The annual open enrollment period for University health care plans, dental plans, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2011 ends Nov. 29. Any changes made after the open enrollment deadline will require a qualifying event. Contributing to a FSA and/or HSA? You must make a 2011 election. If you fail to elect a contribution amount for 2011, regardless of whether you participated in 2010, your 2011 contribution will be $0. ASK-URHR (275-8747) will be available until 6 p.m. today and Monday, Nov. 29, if you wish to make your changes via telephone. Questions? Call ASK-URHR or visit the Benefits Web site.
Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Scholars
Holiday Hours Set for Wilson Commons, Bookstore
Maryse Conde, a professor emerita from Columbia University is
the featured speaker at the Humanities Project conference "Theorizing
Black Studies: Representing African-Americans in the African
Imagination." The conference will be held Dec. 3 and 4 in the Hawkins
Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
Wilson Commons will close at 4:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The River Campus bookstore will close
at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and the Medical Center bookstore will
close at 3:30 p.m. The River Campus, Eastman, and Medical Center stores
will all be closed Nov. 25-28.
Check out a special holiday-themed University homepage this afternoon. Look for the the next issue of @Rochester after the holiday weekend, on Monday, Nov. 29.
Nov. 24, 2010
Today's Event Highlight
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s
Sunny, High 41°
PM Showers, High 44°
Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...
Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Nov. 23)
Is the CD Dead?
How do you get your music? What is the future of music? John Covach, chair of the College Department of Music and a professor of music theory at Eastman, discusses those topics on 13WHAM-TV. Watch Part I
and Part II
of the interview.
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 20)
Graduate Programs Grow Less Diverse Without Racial Preferences, Research Suggests
State bans on the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges have resulted in significant declines in black, Hispanic, and Native American enrollments in graduate programs, concludes the first study to broadly examine the impact of such prohibitions on graduate education. Read more...
Nov. 27: 8 p.m. vs. Pitt-Bradford, UR/HIA Tournament.
Nov. 28: UR/HIA Tournament consolation/championship games.
Dec. 1–Dec. 4, Wendy's Classic Tournament, played at several local colleges.
Nov. 30–Dec. 4, Wendy's Classic Tournament, played at several local colleges.
the latest athletic news at the Rochester
Athletics Web site.
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